Using the Library

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Visiting the Library
Tempe Public Library

3500 S. Rural Road 
Tempe, Arizona 85282
(Rural & Southern) | Map
(480) 350-5500

Main Level Floor Plan
Lower Level Floor Plan

Monday - Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.
Library Closures

All visitors have access to the following services:

Additional services from the Friends of the Tempe Public Library:

Borrowing from the Library

How to manage your account online:

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  • Library Cards
    Library cards are available free of charge to residents of Tempe and Maricopa County, and those that live or work in Tempe, with a current photo ID. Learn more.
  • Check Out
    Borrowers may check out up to 30 books, 10 DVDs/CDs, and 2 items from our "Bestseller Express" collection. Learn more.
  • Renew
    Renew online, by phone at (480) 350-5656, or in-person.
  • Hold Items
    Place up to 20 items on Hold through your account. Learn more.
  • eLibrary
    Enjoy multiple digital collections including eBooks, eAudioBooks, eMagazines, streaming video, and streaming music. 
  • Request Items
    Request items not in the library collection here.
  • Culture Pass - Museum Pass Check Out
    Check out free passes for cultural institutions and museums via the Culture Pass program
  • SRP Energy Monitors
    Check out an SRP TrickleStar Energy Monitor as part of the SRP Energy Analyzer Program (3 week checkout).
  • Return
    Return books at either our indoor or outdoor book drops.
How to Renew:

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How to place a hold:

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Additional Services at the Tempe Community Center Complex


Additional facilities and offices: On-site amenities: Visiting Organizations:

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